Ops transfer complete at Jordan airport terminal

Louis Berger provided overnight monitoring at Queen Alia Intl Airport

NEWS, Projects, Louis Berger, Queen Alia International Airport

Louis Berger has finished the transfer of full operations to the new $750m terminal at Queen Alia International Airport in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

The project management firm provided operations monitoring support during the eight-hour overnight transfer.

Louis Berger is the engineering, procurement and construction independent engineer for the airport rehabilitation and expansion program on behalf of Airport International Group, a Jordanian consortium of companies, and the joint venture of Joannou & Paraskevaides LTD and J&P-AVAX S.A.

“We are proud to be a part of this project considered a landmark partnership between the public and private sectors. It’s an outstanding example of Louis Berger’s Global Aviation reach and influence,” said Diego Rincón, Louis Berger’s Global Aviation director.

Inaugurated by King Abdullah II earlier this month, the new terminal increases the airport’s capacity to handle approximately 9 million passengers annually, further expanding its role as a regional hub and tourist destination anticipated to boost economic growth and commercial trade in Jordan.

Louis Berger provided independent engineering services for the first phase of construction of the new 100,000m2 passenger terminal building as well as improvements to existing airside and landside facilities.

Construction for the project began in November 2007. Demolition of the existing terminal and additional expansion of the new terminal will begin immediately as part of the project’s next phase. In the second phase, the terminal will be expanded to provide services for 12 million passengers.

Louis Berger is providing quality oversight to certify engineering design, payments, completion dates and assure compliance with the construction contract requirements and international standards in all phases of the project.

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